Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids During the Pandemic

I guess the title of this post really should be just “Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids”, since, if you’re a parent you’re kinda responsible for imparting knowledge to your offspring, but since we are all spending a bit more time at home and all together these days, well…we might as well be specific with the title!

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While your child may be cooped up in homeschool or other forms of distance learning, why not take this opportunity to teach them important life skills that won’t just get them straight A’s in school but also in life?

In this article, we’ll list some important life skills you yourself can teach your children while staying safely at home.

Basic Cooking

Not all kids (and to be honest, not all adults) would like the idea of working in a kitchen. However, let’s face it: one way or another your kids will most likely have to do their cooking later in life. So let’s teach them to enjoy the act of making delicious and healthy meals.

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How to Remove Stains, Without Removing Paint

Removing splatters from your wall can be a pain. I’ve rented a couple of houses in my lifetime, and each time the landlord came by to conduct an inspection I’d find myself stressing over stains. The wallpapers of my bedroom, kitchen…you name it, I’d stained it.

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If you’re reading this article, maybe you’re in a similar situation where the blemishes on your walls are getting a bit out of control. Luckily for you and I, there are lots of wall-cleaning chemical “erasers” readily available on the market. However, if you don’t have the money to spend on cleaning supplies, that’s fine too, as you can create your own stain removers at home with ammonia and water in a jiffy. But beware – things can easily go south and you can scratch off a layer of your paint if you aren’t careful, and I’m speaking from experience here. So what should you do to ensure that your bright, shiny coat of paint stays safe, whilst removing the stain at the same time? Check out these three common methods and select the one that suits you best. 

Before you try any of these methods, I’d strongly recommend that you find out what type of paint is on your wall. Different paints react differently to different chemicals, and a method of cleaning that might work for one type of wall might not work for another. Glossy surfaces, semi-gloss surfaces or enameled paint will respond​ well to cleaning, whereas eggshell or flat surfaces might not hold up as well.​   

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10 Areas Most Important Areas of the House to Keep Clean, and Why

When life gets busy, cleaning your house can seem like a challenging task—but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you don’t have to keep clean your entire house. You can clean specific areas of your house and still maintain high hygiene standards. 

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This article identifies the 10 areas that are the most important to keep clean in the house and why from a professional house cleaning company in Louisville called Super Cleaning.

Sink

Your sink sees a lot of use every day. All the washing up and rinsing off that goes on every day in your sink means that your sink could be the dirtiest spot in your home.  Your sink could be harboring more germs than your toilet. That’s why the sink deserves a thorough clean regularly to keep it free from germs and other bacteria. Keeping your sink in a pristine condition allows you to prevent foodborne diseases, take the hassle out of food preparation, and extend the life of your sink. Fortunately, cleaning your sink doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need is a mild cleanser like baking soda and vinegar and a scrub brush. 

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How Can You Control Pests Naturally?

Living out in “the country” as we do, we’ve run into a great many more “pests” than we ever encountered in our previous cookie-cutter neighborhood. We expected this, of course. But we’ve had to be creative about how we control pests in our area. First and foremost, because safety is a big deal to us. We have pets and kids and we grow things that we eat, so we don’t just want to be destroying our property in order to keep the pests out.

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How does it feel having pests or rodents roaming around your home? It’s not a great feeling! Some pests such as termites can cause material damage while others such as wasps can be a matter of life and death when they bite you (if you have a child who is allergic as we do).

There are many ways of controlling pests depending on the extent of infestation. The use of chemicals can come with negative effects, but the good news is that you can still use various natural approaches to control pests. Let’s explore some of the best natural approaches for pest control as we learn from pest control experts from Flanders (New Jersey):

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How To Naturally Clean Your Bathroom

You’re probably aware that many household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that could be destructive to your body, despite making the bathroom look and smell better. However, a similar level of cleanliness can be achieved without using toxic chemicals. The following post will review and discuss how to naturally clean your bathroom using DIY solutions.

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Why Common Cleaners Can Be Harmful

Even though millions of dollars are spent on fun, relatable advertising for household cleaners, the hidden ingredients in those products indicate that they should be handled with care. If the label contains the words “danger,” “warning” or “caution,” it usually means there’s a risk of harm if ingested or absorbed through the mouth, nose or skin. While perfumes may cover any harsh smells, many artificial fragrances contain phthalates, which are synthetic chemicals found in plastics. These phthalates have been labeled by the Department of Health and Human Services as “probable carcinogens.”

Natural Cleaners for the Bathroom

Knowing the dangers of common disinfectants, it may be time to switch from regular sprays and powders to more natural alternatives. You could save money on upcoming shopping trips, protect your family’s health and create a more hygienic space without incurring the risks associated with ammonia, acids or other harmful toxins. Clean specific areas of the restroom using the following tips.

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